After many, many Jay Electronica posts containing tantalizing news but no new music, the blogosphere is currently bugging out to the sounds of “Dear Moleskine”–a track previously only heard in teaser form. Since our own Dantana was there (in Nepal, no less) with super-director Jason Goldwatch at the scene of the teaser video (above) we decided to get his firsthand perspective on the (brilliant) track:

Back in the fall of 2007, when traveling through Asia, Jay Elec had with him a computer with scores of beats, loops, and drafts of songs, including “Dear Moleskine.”  Upon arriving back in the states, Jay moved to Brooklyn around the time when he cut the vocals for this track at the Just Blaze’s defunct Bassline Studios).  It was initially intended to be one of the songs on the Decon/Dogon joint venture that would accompany the film (working title Into The Light), the beginnings of which were shot in Nepal and Dubai. We’ve had the whole song for some time but never leaked it. I’ve had it, to be clear. Can’t just be leaking sh*t without folks getting mad.

Dan identified the photos of Jay in ritualistic face-paint standing next to a saddhu (hindu asectic)–some of which are apparently being incorporated into the recently-leaked cover art for Act II -The Patents of Nobility as shots taken by Goldwatch at Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal and shared a few more Goldwatch shots from the trip with OKP. Listen to the track below and check the photos after the jump.

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Jay with director Jason Goldwatch, Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal

Dantana with saddhu, Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal


  • PhillyROOTed

    1. This is old, stop teasing the people by giving us scraps here and there…still holding on to exhibit a&c, The ghost of Christopher Wallace, that victory mixtape and the shiny suite theory!!! Probably the most highly anticipated albums for 2012…..Stop playing Mr. Jay Electronica,Jay ElecHannukah,Jay ElecYarmulke
    Jay ElectRamadaa and drop this album already!!!!!

  • I second that…..hurry the fuck up and drop that heat, man!!!!

  • sstretch

    Yeah this dude and JAY-Z got to drop that album ASAP.

    check out the beats at http://www.soundcloud.com/sstretch68323

  • woolyhatkat

    looks like shirk to me

  • Drew

    De La is the crew that you must hear so please don’t rush the stage. You know them stakes are really high, we’re really not here to raise.